- Teacher: Brian Dolber
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The utilization of self-help mutual benefit and an array of public benefits entities has had a unique place in the United States service delivery system since colonial times. In this course we will examine why this occurred, the rationale for tax-exemption historically and today, the potential impact on the sector of a range of proposed changes in public policy and the complex set of federal, state and local government laws and regulations which apply solely to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.
- Teacher: Mark Bookman
This course focuses on the theories of film that marked the first fifty years of the field of Cinema Studies. Topics and authors include: film language and film form (Sergei Eisenstein, André Bazin), the relationship between film and reality (Siegfried Kracauer, Bazin), film as a narrative art form (Tom Gunning, David Bordwell), authorship and genre (Andrew Sarris, Peter Wollen, Thomas Schatz, Leo Braudy, Rick Altman, and Robin Wood), and psychology and ideology (Christian Metz, Laura Mulvey).
Before the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
- Exhibit an
understanding of the theoretical developments that defined the first fifty
years of Cinema Studies (mastery will be assessed by short response papers)
- Exhibit an
understanding of how film theory can be utilized to analyze film and mass media
in general (mastery will be assessed by classroom participation, quizzes, and
short response papers)
- Exhibit the
ability to engage critically with theoretical texts, both in terms of thinking
and writing (mastery will be assessed by short response papers).
- Teacher: Benjamin Sampson
This course focuses on the presentation of information and opinions to live audiences with particular emphasis on working in teams, oral communication skills, and the incorporation of digital media.
- Teacher: Rich Potter
This course is designed to help you explore, understand, and develop critical thinking about the biological, sociological and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about identity, relationships, and intimacy. Together, we will explore historical and current perspectives as well as cultural impact on sexuality and variation of sexual behavior. Topics include: the study of human sexual anatomy and physiology, healthy and dysfunctional sexual functioning, gender identity and gender roles, reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases, affection, intimacy, sexual orientation and atypical sexual variations. Tolerance and open-mindedness are essential as you explore various sexual orientations and lifestyles.
This course is dedicated to the investigation and analysis of prevalent orientations to the teaching of various Judaic content areas in Jewish schools. These content areas include Bible; Rabbinic Texts; and Jewish history. Everyone will gain exposure to the breadth of topics to gain an understanding of the structure of each discipline, multiple methods of conveying the content to children, and the function of the subject in the life of a contemporary Jew and in building a foundation for lifelong Jewish learning. Deeper emphasis on certain topics over others will be determined based on the makeup of the cohort. Students will be introduced to various models of teaching, including the classic chavruta, direct instruction, discussion leading and lecture, as well as creative methodologies utilizing the arts, projects, integration, etc.
The course will be facilitated by a member of the education faculty with expertise in day school curriculum and teaching, and will feature guest lecturers with subject area expertise to give mini-modules on their content areas. The full evening 6 credit format provides more flexibility for longer workshops that combine content investigation as well as pedagogical applications. Each student will produce a multidisciplinary project (such as a curriculum map, integration plan or scope and sequence) to demonstrate understanding of a variety of disciplines, with a feature of that project on their own area of study (such as a teaching module).
- Teacher: Sara Smith
The ability to understand and apply quantitative, mathematical and computational reasoning is an important component in the development of independent and logical thinking. This course is designed to help students improve their mathematical skills and reasoning in order to prepare them for college-level quantitative reasoning and problem solving.
- Teacher: Paul Miller
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